Audition Application is Available Now!
The American Youth Symphony is dedicated to the artistic development of a new generation of musicians. Our competitive Fellowship program provides a per-concert stipend and tuition-free training, focused on the study and performance of the canon of classical masterworks, as well as cutting-edge new music and legendary film scores. During their time with AYS, fellows enhance their musical growth, experiment, study, engage with their community, work with top guest artists and composers, develop crucial leadership skills, and perform sold-out concerts in the most prestigious venues in Los Angeles.
The program is open to all experienced orchestral musicians ages 15-27. Blind auditions ensure that acceptance is based purely on merit; and, as part of our long standing commitment to eliminating all financial barriers for our students, there will never be any fee to audition.
The following positions are open, however, we welcome players from all sections at our annual auditions:
Concertmaster / Assoc. Concertmaster / Asst. Concertmaster /
1st and 2nd Violin Section / Asst. Principal Viola / Viola Section /
Asst. Principal Cello / Cello Section / Asst. Principal Bass /
Bass Section / Principal Flute / Flute 2 / Flute 3/piccolo /
2nd Oboe / 3rd Bassoon/Contra / Horn 2 & 4 / Principal Trumpet
Principal Trombone / Section Percussion / Piano
Audition Information and Application
Audition dates will fall between late August and mid September.
For questions, email Director of Orchestra Operations, Isabel Thiroux.